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Promoting Ecosystem-based Approaches to Fisheries Conservation and LMEs

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At present more then 70 countries are involved in the implementation of the GEF/LMEs projects all over the world. Several participants from the countries involved in the development and implementation of the GEF/LMEs projects will be attending the 4th World Fisheries Congress and will be actively involved in the Congress courses, workshops, and training sessions.
GEF ID: 2474
Project Category: Fisheries
Project Description:

At present more then 70 countries are involved in the implementation of the GEF/LMEs projects all over the world. The present project will strengthen the capacities of the countries participating in the GEF/LMEs projects by providing necessary training and building scientific capacity in ecosystem-based fisheries assessment and management. Several participants from the countries involved in the development and implementation of the GEF/LMEs projects will be attending the 4th World Fisheries Congress and will be actively involved in the Congress courses, workshops, and training sessions.

They will also be actively involved in the follow-on electronic networking and in-country workshops. These workshops will focus on modeling methods that consider the importance of the food-web and the ecosystem's carrying capacity for marine fish stocks in relation to the emerging critical inputs of excessive nutrient loadings, resulting in the increasing eutrophication of coastal waters. The application of ECOSIM/ECOPATH models provides a fisheries independent assessment of the ecosystem's carrying capacity, thereby providing an alternative estimate of allowable fishing effort for the participating countries where fishery-landing statistics are questionable.

 


Region: Global
Ecosystem: LME
Project Contacts:
  • Dr. Gus Rassam
    Executive Director, American Fisheries Society: World Council of Fisheries Societies,
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General Information:
Project Type MSP
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date
Apr 24, 2004 12:00 AM
End Date
Apr 30, 2008 12:00 AM
 
GEF characteristic:
Operational Programme 10
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 0.99M US$
Total Cost of the project: 1.73M US$
 
Partners:
Lead Implementing Agency United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Executing Agencies